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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Shady Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shady Acres and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Shady Acres:
    • 34.469256, -86.303317
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Shady Acres
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Shady Acres ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Shady Acres.

There are two communities within Alabama that are also named Shady Acres.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Elmore County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Elmore County and lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<1> to the south of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elmore County community of Shady Acres.
    • Saint Clair County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Saint Clair County and lies 57 miles [91.7 km]<1> to the south of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Shady Acres.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Appling County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Appling County and lies 294 miles [473.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Appling County community of Shady Acres.
      • Glynn County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Glynn County and lies 354 miles [569.7 km] to the southeast of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glynn County community of Shady Acres.
    • Illinois
      • Morgan County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Morgan County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Shady Acres.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Charles County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Shady Acres.
    • Mississippi
      • Lee County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Lee County and lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<1> to the west of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Shady Acres.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Northumberland County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Northumberland County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northumberland County community of Shady Acres.
    • South Carolina
      • Lexington County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Lexington County and lies 282 miles [453.8 km]<1> to the east of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lexington County community of Shady Acres.
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Coffee County and lies 69 miles [111 km]<1> to the north of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Shady Acres.
      • Hamilton County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Hamilton County and lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the northeast of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Shady Acres.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Harris County and lies 622 miles [1,001 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Shady Acres.
      • Jim Wells County
      • This Shady Acres is located in Jim Wells County and lies 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the west southwest of the Shady Acres that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jim Wells County community of Shady Acres.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shady Acres ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bucksnort [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucksnort
    • Bucksnort [Marshall County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Shady Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucksnort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucksnort
  • Claysville [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claysville
    • Claysville [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shady Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claysville
  • Cottonville [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonville
    • Cottonville [Marshall County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shady Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonville
  • Cushion [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cushion
    • Cushion [Marshall County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Shady Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cushion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cushion
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    • Fort Deposit [Marshall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Deposit
      • Fort Deposit [Marshall County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glen Haven [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Haven
      • Glen Haven [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Haven
    • Grant [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
      • Grant [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shady Acres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant<3>
    • Hebron [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Henryville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henryville
      • Henryville [Marshall County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henryville
    • Holiday Shores [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Shores
      • Holiday Shores [Marshall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Shores
    • Honeycomb Park [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honeycomb Park
      • Honeycomb Park [Marshall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honeycomb Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honeycomb Park
    • Keel [Marshall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keel
      • Keel [Marshall County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Playground Shores [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Playground Shores
      • Playground Shores [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Playground Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Playground Shores
    • Stapler Ford [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stapler Ford
      • Stapler Ford [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Shady Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stapler Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapler Ford

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Shady Acres. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Tallulah Bankhead     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at the age of 66.
      • Huntsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<4>
    • Anne Bradshaw Clopton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at the age of 77. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<4>
    • Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chelsea (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1941 and died in Lodi (California) on Saturday May 8, 2010 at the age of 68.
      • Chelsea is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<4>
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Section is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<4>
    • Don Mincher     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at the age of 73. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Shady Acres.
      • Huntsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher<4>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<4>
    • Harry Rhett Townes     (Actor, Episcopal priest)
      • Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at the age of 86. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Shady Acres.
      • Huntsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<4>
    • Maria Howard Weeden     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at the age of 58. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Shady Acres.
      • Huntsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden<4>
    • Jessup Joseph Whitehead     (Author, chef)
      • Author, chef. He was born in London (England) on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at the age of 55. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Shady Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead<4>

How Far From Shady Acres to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Shady Acres to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Shady Acres and extending to:

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    • Guntersville, which is the Seat of Marshall County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 144 miles [231.7 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Shady Acres to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 596 miles [959.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,485 miles [10,436.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shady Acres. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shady Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4693, Longitude: -86.3033       In this case, the coordinates for Shady Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Shady Acres to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.429 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.133 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.885 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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